A bromelia is a tropical houseplant with prominent flowers. Not so strange that you would want to propagate this beautiful plant! The bromelia is a real eye-catcher. There is just something tricky about the bromelia. You can only propagate the plant if there are pups.
- A sharp and clean knife
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a bromeliad
- Start by cleaning your knife. It is best to use pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- Then dig out the mother plant to get better access to the bromeliad pups.
- You can propagate the bromeliad without the knife, but it is still handy to keep at hand.
- You can tear the pup off the mother plant. Tear from top to bottom and make sure that there are roots on the pup.
- If tearing doesn’t work, you can use the knife.
- It is best to apply a little rooting powder to the wound of the cutting and mother plant. Let the powder dry well before you continue.
- Don’t you have any rooting powder? That’s okay. Although the rooting powder can help you to stimulate root growth.
- Then put the cutting in a flowerpot with fresh soil.
- Immediately after repotting give the cutting a little water.
- Move the cutting to a spot with indirect sunlight.
- During the first period, make sure that the soil remains slightly moist at all times.
- After about one month the cutting is strong enough to support itself. You can then adjust the watering to the same pattern as for the mother plant.